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Chiriqui, the name of a province, a river, a lagoon, an archipelago, and a volcano in the state of Costa Rica, Central America. The province extends from coast to coast across the isthmus, and has an area of about 4,000 square miles. The river flows from S. to N., and enters the lagoon, which stretches for 90 miles along the coast, and affords anchorage for the largest vessels, being shut in from the Caribbean Sea by the archipelago. The volcano is situated in the W. of the province.